Dean Luxton Portrait

Dean Luxton

Bar roll 2009 Admitted 2009
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
  • Public Law
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Dean practises in commercial litigation, with particular focus upon corporations and securities, trade practices and professional negligence

He also has significant experience in equity and trusts, managed investment schemes, engineering matters and resource disputes.

Dean appears predominantly in superior courts at both trial and appellate levels. He also has international and domestic arbitration experience.

Before coming to the Victorian Bar, Dean practised in London for five years. He maintains a Practising Certificate with the English Bar and is able to advise and appear in respect of English law matters.

 Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.


Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 21 Room 9

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Energy & Resources
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Private International Law
  • Regulatory Investigations
Tort Law
  • Major Torts
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • White Collar Crime



Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Cantab)

Senior Status Bachelor of Laws (Cantab)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia



Recent Cases

Commercial Law

O v S - international arbitration - delay and disruption claim relating to oil and gas drilling program (with Greg Harris KC and Tim Maxwell)

The Presbyterian Church of Victoria Trusts Corporation v Anstee & Ors - (ongoing) - trusts - professional negligence (with Chris Caleo KC)

Re APCH (in liq) - professional negligence (with Jim Delany KC)

Central Cleaning Supplies (Aust) Pty Ltd v Elkerton [2016] VSC 164 - retention of title - trial of issues

Central Cleaning Supplies (Aust) Pty Ltd v Elkerton (2015) 296 FLR 25 - contract - retention of title

Bond & Anor v Rees Corporate Advisory Pty Ltd & Anor [2013] VSCA 13 - contract - restraint of trade - repudiation

Price Attack Franchising Pty Ltd v Molluso [2012] FCA 1386 - terms of settlement - specific performance

Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd v Federal Commissioner of Taxation (2012) 200 FCR 100 - Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (with John de Wijn KC and Andrew Broadfoot)

Omnilab Media Pty Ltd v Digital Cinema Network Pty Ltd (2011) 285 ALR 63 - directors' fiduciary and statutory duties - accessorial liability (with Daniel Crennan KC)

Oswal v Carson [2011] VSC 70 - interlocutory injunction - email communications (with by James WS Peters SC)

ASIC v Fortescue Metals Group Ltd and Forrest (2011) 190 FCR 364 - Misleading or deceptive conduct - Continuous disclosure requirements - Directors' duties (with Neil Young KC, Josh Thomson and Daniel Crennan)